• Police: Teen went on three-state crime spree

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    NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A 17-year-old Milton girl is facing charges for what police say was a three-state crime spree.
     
    Police charged Ivie Jade Adams with multiple felonies, including auto theft and financial credit card fraud.
     
    “It started with the 17-year-old taking the car from her mother. She snuck out overnight,” said Lt. Charles Barstow, of the Milton Police Department. “Met up with a juvenile male, ended up down at a local bank where they withdraw all the funds from the mom’s bank account and headed to Florida.”
     
    Barstow said once the couple got to Jacksonville, Florida, they ditched the stolen car and stole another vehicle, then headed across the Florida Panhandle.
     
    “It would appear from what we recovered from the mother’s vehicle down in Jacksonville that they were entering other automobiles, either on their way down there or while they were in Florida,” said Barstow.
     
    Barstow said sheriff’s deputies in Dothan, Alabama, arrested the couple last week.
     
    “This is not something we see on a regular basis, but given the nature of today’s society, it’s still somewhat of a shock,” said Barstow.
     
    Claude Banks told Channel 2's Mike Petchenik he remembers Adams as a good girl.
     
    “Never got in no trouble. Straight home from school. No trouble at all,” he said. “Very sorry for her mom. Praying for her mom and hope that Jade is OK.”
     
    Police told Petchenik they haven’t charged Adams’ underage boyfriend in Georgia, but that could change if new evidence surfaces.


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